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Re: “Doctor’s Orders

VMK Could you name any accomplishments of Giffords-Kelly and Barber?

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Ralph Englert on 08/03/2016 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Doctor’s Orders

Another critical election: In 1996 Barbara LaWall became the first woman ever to be elected Pima County Attorney. Previously, she had been a Deputy County Attorney for 20 years, It is past time this woman is replaced. We need a younger, more fair, honest country attorney. How many has she charged that were innocent? What about innocent charged prisoners and she made it impossible for them to get payback for wrong imprisonment. Lets elect a new County Attorney and get fair court trials in Pima County

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by voicemadeknown on 08/03/2016 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Doctor’s Orders

This is an important candidate that will support all the people, not just a small tea party base. McSally only votes are to take away funds for the military and other areas. She is not concerned about Tucson citizens or our nation. She has been very weak over the past 2 years. BTW, more and more military members are running for election. It is easy money, good paid, life time pension and other benefits. They are running for these, not to help America. And with The Donald running under the Republican party we have the end of the GOP. Lets elect real leaders, unlike McSally and Speaker Ryan

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by voicemadeknown on 08/03/2016 at 2:17 PM

Re: “Doctor’s Orders

Nothing new. Move along.

4 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by Dave Nelson on 07/28/2016 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Solution Wanted

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Posted by sharlene buckman on 07/26/2016 at 4:09 AM

Re: “Goodbye, Old Courthouse

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Posted by sharlene buckman on 07/26/2016 at 4:05 AM

Re: “Fair Warning

Thank you for perhaps the most level headed thing I have read today. I am sure there are many people who are faced with the same problems I recently had. I couldn't find I've found PDFfiller - online service for forms filling. It's pretty easy to use and pretty cheap. You can find fillable NY MV-82 here https://goo.gl/sZdI8s.

Posted by morgan alley on 07/26/2016 at 1:53 AM

Re: “On the Defensive

Creative ideas ! I was fascinated by the details . Does someone know if my business could possibly get a sample a form document to fill in ?

Posted by morgan alley on 07/25/2016 at 11:55 PM

Re: “Eyes on the Streets

I appreciate your story Patti(I'm assuming this "comment" is for you rather than the organizers -tho I can appreciate their work too). I have been briefly homeless I've had friends in homelessness, I've worked in a supportive housing program for formerly homeless families. So i'm familiar with the aspect of being homeless that renders you, me, anyone who's homeless - our humanity especially- invisible while simultaneously exposing us to the harsh & constant visibility of judgement & all too often the disdain and blame that accompany this dehumanizing impact of poverty in America. I wish you the best of luck in your desire and ambition to participate in revealing the real that lives in the reality of being poor & homeless in our country. I will be thinking about potential collaborations we can do across state boundaries (I'm in San Francisco).

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Posted by Melinda Masi on 07/23/2016 at 7:43 AM

Re: “Eyes on the Streets

I recently experienced homelessness ( but in a car) for about 9 months up in Oregon. I don't live there, I just go to visit my mom, and have a trailer in storage that I use in an RV park for a couple of months. But as I was packing my car to return to the desert, I was s taying with my mom after re-storaging my trailer. My brother had me arrested for nonsense charges, but also had me banned from my moms (he's 68, and living in my moms without rent), so I stayed in my car assuming it would end quickly. It never did, and it just dragged on and on without progress, and I finally had to leave because i couldn't survive alone like that with my depression, isolated and unable to return to MY LIFE in the reset. I had sold my place so woul d be free to go anywhere. It was either back to Tucson or Las Cruces, and I'm in LC.
I took ALOT OF PICTURES during that time, and love your project. I also learned SOOO much about the hidden world of homeless people and the ugly degrading parts of a system that is praised for their noble efforts. Bullshit! They help you sink deeper into despair, and ensure that you know what you are.
I write alot, and especially about my view from the other side of the wall that separates those who have homes, and those who are publicly scrutinized 24/7.
If anyone is interested in collaborating on a project in this subject, please contact me. I need to be part of something again.
Pattie
Nadazonie@gmail.com

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Pattie Hartman on 07/22/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Second-Hand Supplies

There's a typo in the website address. Its "www.nwtucson.jbfsale.com.

Posted by retrorv on 07/22/2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Eyes on the Streets

I don't like my picture taken either but people do it all the time, rather flattering actually. No name pictures are the best. However, I seriously believe there's another "Einstien or cure for cancer among them. First you need to go to college, or at least have some type of gainful employment. I wish any of the homeless reporters would ask, how, why, when and where of the topic, it's basic journalism.

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Posted by Jim Kelly on 07/21/2016 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Eyes on the Streets

Oh and I forgot Debbie. Debbie is the one who took the photo of the flowers. Debbie took almost one hundred beautiful photos around downtown Tucson. She is truly an artist and said that regardless of her circumstances, she looks for beauty in everything she sees.

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Posted by Sylvia Sander on 07/21/2016 at 6:58 AM

Re: “Eyes on the Streets

Thank you Jennifer and the Tucson Weekly. I want to state that this project was totally funded by myself and any sales or donations made to the Project will go directly back to the photographers through the Carlos G. Figueroa Foundation. This was truly something I did in an attempt to empower a few of those living homeless on the streets of Tucson. Peter, Lonnie, Sharon, Staci, Pat, Blu, Chad, Jake, Pat and Tim are all an incredible group of human beings with their own set of struggles. I am proud to have been a part of each of their lives.

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Posted by Sylvia Sander on 07/21/2016 at 6:50 AM

Re: “Pocketbook Politics

Absolutely support increasing the minimum wage. Taxpayers subsidize businesses that underpay workers. If you can't run a business paying decent wages, maybe you shouldn't be in business.

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Posted by Robin Steinberg 1 on 07/20/2016 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Pocketbook Politics

Romero could open an ice water stand in July and be out of business by August.

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Posted by CW13 on 07/14/2016 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Pocketbook Politics

You have gotten she and the City Council ran Rio Nuevo prior to the legislature taking it away in 2010, what a wonderful job that was!

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Posted by WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED on 07/14/2016 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Pocketbook Politics

What does Romero know about running a business?

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Posted by Jim Kelly on 07/14/2016 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Civil Action

Calling for peace calm and patience is outrage in your world David? Pitiful.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/14/2016 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Civil Action

So if no one sees the problem here I'll make a quick observation for you, first as a retired Veteran, we only had green, while society aligns themselves by race because they want segregation, not sure why but they do. My black friends do not all themselves African American, yet I have a few good friends that actually are, they joined the Army to gain citizenship, and trust me, the black people in America calling themselves African American that were borne here, you are not liked by most Africans, nor would you make it there because they are a hard working caring people. that said, we will never be a united people until we remove all the tags people have given themselves to gain some sort of special treatment, if you are here, and you claim this to be your country, you are American. Now for racial profiling everyone talks about like its a bad thing, its an important tool in survival and security, if I'm at an airport, I want the middle eastern man scrutinized, not the 87 year old woman in the walker, and right now today, I want the BLM and Black Panthers taken down as domestic terrorist organizations, which they are. And yeas, when a black organization preaches hate towards white, they have indeed proliferated racial profiling against the black communities, as I said, I have friends of color, and the BLM and black panthers have made their lives hell also because they are scrutinized more because of these two groups actions and threats against innocent Americans. So if you want to call yourself African American and you were borne here, you irrigate yourself and that's fine, but if you want to be treated without being profiled, get rid of the hate organizations, they are not good for anyone. I applaud the interactions between the community and the Police, I think its necessary, however, one protest that gets outta control, and I believe that all bets are off the table, so the African American communities should be aware of who is in their neighborhoods and kick out/call the police about anyone preaching hate and talking about rallies because it affects the entire community.

11 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Rocketman on 07/14/2016 at 7:26 AM

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